How to Recover Data from Dead SD Card

I have an SD card, which is not detecting. But my laptop can detect other SD cards. I know it is not impossible to recover files. Does anyone have any software recommendations where it can be detected or methods to recover its data?

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Brithny· Answered on May 24, 2024

If your SD card can't be detected on your PC, don't worry. It's possible for you to recover data from dead SD card. The first is to fix the dead SD card, and the second is to recover data from the dead SD card using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

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Here are three effective methods to fix SD card not detected:

  • Format your dead SD card to FAT32
  • Update the dead SD card driver
  • Use CHKDSK to fix the not detected error of the dead SD card

Note that this process only works on an SD card that is not damaged, so if your SD card is damaged, you should repair it to recover its data.

And if the dead SD card has bad internal sections, it will also not be detected on your PC. In this case, you can run the CHKDSK command to repair and fix the not detected error, which can bring data loss on the SD card.

After your SD card can be readable on your PC, download and install EaseUS SD card recovery software on your computer. And then follow the three steps below:

Step 1. Select the SD card partition which stores the data you want to recover.

Step 2. Click 'Scan' to view the lost data on the SD card. You can click 'Preview' to see the detailed information.

Step 3. Choose the files you want to retrieve, click the 'Recover' option, and save them to a new location on your PC.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

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